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  • n  a small cut
  • n  a glancing contact with the ball off the edge of the cricket bat
  • v  hit a glancing blow with the edge of the bat
  • v  cut slightly, with a razor

  • A swish, a swoosh, the snick-snack-snick of dueling blades--the nice thing about swordplay is that it doesn't make a lot of noise.
  • The dominant sounds in the area were the bellow of police bullhorns and the snick of snipers' bullets from a nearby housing development.
  • Planned to save words in print and speech, acronyms have created new ones instead (radar, sonar, loran) and even corrupted spelling, producing "snick" out of SNCC and "rotsy" from .
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  • College presidents find smaller can be better
    After five scandal-plagued years as University of North Carolina chancellor, Holden Thorp was downright ecstatic to start over on a campus where the term "student-athlete" doesn't evince snick
    Nov. 3, 2013 - Forest City Summit

  • Dan Issel in Chicago Daily Herald
    Coach Van Der Snick was so instrumental in me being a decent basketball player,said Issel, who went on to be a 2-time All-American at Kentucky who averaged 25.7 points a game, then scored over 27,000 points in his ABA and NBA career.
  • Zana Briski in Chicago Sun-Times
    She's the head-lopper,Briski says with satisfaction. "She cuts through illusion, but it's in the form of -- snick! -- cutting the head off."

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